First things first, older rich men provide women with the financial stability and lavish lifestyle they are looking for. While most might disagree that money doesn’t matter but it really does matter, especially in this social media age we live in where “likes” are like the new currency. Young black women want to show off and boost to their family and friends that the man they are dating is treating them like a princess and able to get them anything their heart desires.
Marrying someone the same age as them or younger means initial struggles with someone who is barely getting his feet wet in the brutal working climate of today. Women want someone who is already men and has already laid down the foundation for them to be a part of where there is less struggle for them. The emergence of interracial dating apps has made much easier for black women to date older rich white men and vice versa. While money is a serious motive to date a rich guy, there are a few psychological reasons as well
- Father figure: Apart from money, this is a very obvious reason why black women prefer to date an older rich white man because they are like a father to them. They are protective, loving and caring which is something that many of these women feel they will not get from a younger man as they tend to be immature. While this might not be applicable to some young men as there is a handful out there who have a good head on their shoulders. They know what they want in their personal and professional life, but most black women feel that dating an older white man is more appealing.
- Older rich men are relatable in their eyes: Many young black women who are in their 20s to early 30 are still trying to figure themselves out. Some might have an identity crisis and dating someone with less life experience just won’t do for them. An older rich white man is much more appealing to them because they can provide the emotional stability they are looking for, have to experience almost everything that life has to offer plus they can stir a young woman in the right direction. It is easier for a woman to find herself and figure things out quickly with an older white rich man than dating someone the same age or around her age group.
- They want to feel like adults: Young black women want to be adults as quickly as possible and they will not feel that if they date around their age group or someone younger. This is where dating an older rich man has its benefits. He will make her feel like she is all grown up and not a child anymore because he will introduce her to his friends who are around his age group which will make her feel like an adult sooner. She wants social acceptance that comes with being around the older rich crowd.